Benedictine College students have the opportunity to enroll in study abroad programs in a large variety of countries and areas of study.
Exchange Programs are a great opportunity for immersion in a foreign country. Students don’t necessarily need to speak another language, as an increasing number of universities in many countries offer courses in English. Exchange programs imply that an international student comes to study at our college in place of the student going abroad.
BC is part of the following exchange programs:
ISEP. The International Student Exchange Program consists of a network of over 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries across the globe. Students can choose to take classes in the host language or English. This program can be semester long or year long.
Campion College. Located just outside Sydney, Australia, Campion offers the convenience of a big city but also a strong, close community. It is the first and only Catholic liberal arts college in Australia. All courses are in English, with a focus on Philosophy and Theology courses. Students can choose a year or semester length exchange.
ICES. Catholic Institute of Higher Education, La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, France. Programs offered in French in eight areas of study. English classes in Political Science, History, British Civilization, American Government, International Relations, Comparative Law and Anglophone Literature. All international students are offered free French language tutoring and weekend excursions.
Abat Oliba CEU University. Located in Barcelona, Spain, Abat Oliba is a university affiliated to the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas. It offers an International Degree in Journalism Studies, with many of its courses in English. Other departments include Business and Economics, Law and Political Sciences, Psychology and Education, and Humanities.
Mary Immaculate College. Situated in Limerick, Ireland, MIC is a College of Education and the Liberal Arts, with a student population of around 3,200. Majors include English, History, Mathematics, Irish Heritage Studies, Media and Communication, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, and more. The college has a vibrant tradition in the performance and visual arts, and a particularly active drama society which produces plays and musicals. Located at the college is the Lime Tree Theatre, with 510 seats. Founded by the Vikings in the 10th century, the city of Limerick is situated in the west region of Ireland, close to Shannon airport and to a number of popular tourist destinations.
Myongji University. Faithful to its Christian founding spirit, Myongji is one of the leading private institutions of higher education in South Korea. Exchange students can take courses in English in different departments. The Korean Studies program is especially designed for international students to provide a comprehensive knowledge of Korean history, economy and culture.
University of Torino, Faculty of Business and Economics, Turin, Italy. Business Students can choose among a large selection of courses in English. Surrounded by the Alps, Turin is one of Italy’s main industrial centers. It is an elegant city, rich in history and beautiful architecture, known for being home to the Shroud of Turin.
Catholic University of Valencia. UCV is located in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. US students can take advantage of the UCV-US program designed to allow American students to study Spanish and have access to a number of classes offered at UCV both in Spanish and in English.
For more information, contact:
Center for International Education
AFFILIATED LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
The Department of Modern Foreign and Classical Languages sponsors language based programs in Seville, Spain; Cuernavaca, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Paris and Angers, France.
These programs allow students to be enrolled at Benedictine, while taking language courses at affiliated language schools.
For more information about language programs abroad, please contact:
Dr. Daphne McConnell
Chair, Department of Modern Foreign and Classical Languages